Heavy rain brings Houston to a halt ahead of mega 'Howdy Modi' event
Howdy Modi event in doldrums?
In pic: A billboard seen in Houston, USA, announcing the upcoming 'Howdy Modi' event on September 22, 2019.
Tropical storm slams Texas
A state of emergency has been declared for 13 counties in southeastern Texas.
In pic: A man tries to direct a school bus on the flooded Hopper Rd. in Houston, Texas.
However, the volunteers of the "Howdy Modi" event are upbeat and confident that all the attendees at the sprawling NRG stadium in Houston will have an experience they will cherish all their lives.
In pic: A rescue worker drives though the flooded street of Little York on in Houston, Texas.
US President Trump, along with a number of high-ranking US government officials - including Governors, Members of Congress and Mayors - will join Prime Minister Modi to attend the "Howdy Modi!" event on Sunday.
Modi's visit to Houston and his meeting with President Trump and top CEOs will make new inroads in furthering business opportunities in oil and gas, healthcare and Innovation – Houston''s three core sectors.
In pic: A flooded out car is stranded in high water off U.S. 59 as rain from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area near Spendora, Texas.
Flight services disrupted
In pic: Trucks drive down Carancahua Street to enter neighborhoods in Sargent, Texas.